Hawthorne & Heaney for London Craft Week 2021

London Craft Week is alive and kicking this week in London after a skipped year becuase of Covid and delayed from it’s usualy May slot. However, if you are in London between now and the 10th October, there are lots of events, open doors and workshop on to get involved with. We are very excited […]

Hawthorne & Heaney on The Marketplace

hawthorne and heaney, sewing , embroidery, the service

Hawthorne & Heaney Personalisation booth in action 2020 has been a wierd year, for the past few years we have got into a rhythm that by the time about October comes, we will be doing a lot of monogramming and personalisation events. However this year, that didnt happen. Kirk Original Glasses against a backdrop of […]

Hawthorne and Heaney Visits the Summer Exhibition At The Royal Academy of Arts

london, gallery work, contemporary art, David Batchelor

On the 10th of December, I had the exciting opportunity to visit the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition 2020, located just down the road from Savile Row. Due to the current climate with unprecedented challenges and not wanting to miss its 252nd anniversary, the event was postponed to the winter months for the first […]

Hawthorne & Heaney Visits The House of Bandits Exhibition

contemporary art, textiles, gallery, weave, exhibition

On the 16th of October I got the opportunity to visit the House of Bandits exhibition, which is based at Rembrandt House in London, just down the road from Savile Row. This exhibition is part of the Sarabande foundation created by the late Alexander McQueen to support the new and upcoming visionary talent of today. […]

Hawthorne & Heaney Visits Tutankhamun at the Saatchi

Egyptian, gold, exhibition, gallery, installation piece,

The Saatchi Gallery is currently home to the artefacts of Ancient Egypt as they play host to the travelling exhibition ‘Tutankhamum: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh‘. We went to visit while the opportunity presents’s itself and because who doesn’t love gold on gold, on gold?!   The exhibition features over 150 artefacts from Tutankhamum’s tomb, […]

Hawthorne & Heaney in Collaboration with James Burke

laces, textiles, 5 stars, adidas, fabric manipulation, machine embroidery

Over the last couple of weeks we have been working on a special project with visual artist and founder of Acrylicize, James Burke. Working with his multidisiplinary style he was creating a new piece in preparation for the ‘Superstar Showcase’. Burke’s work examines the relationship between us and the digital world, drawing upon our need […]

Hawthorne & Heaney visits McQueen’s Old Bond Street Show Space

Alexander Mcqueen, atelier, couture, design, embroidery, exhibition, fashion,

London is very lucky to be able to offer a wealth of great free exhibitions and museums on many subjects. This open to all attitude really helps to keep feeding the minds of our designers and innovaters that one can go out and have your eyes opened to all sorts of  information. One such jem […]

Hawthorne & Heaney visits Bridget Riley at the Hayward

art, bridget riley, colour, exhibition, hayward gallery, line, London, optical illusions, painting, visit

On Thursday we were lucky enough to visit the eagerly anticipated exhibition of Bridget Riley’s most comprehensive body of work (spanning an incredible 70 years), on display at the Haywood Gallery.  It was quite a unique experience in the way that the concept behind the paintings made you really think about the theory behind colour, […]